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U.S. and Cuba to Cooperate on Sister Sanctuaries

November 18, 2015

Cross-posted from NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries' website.
Less than a hundred miles south of the reefs and mangrove forests of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary lay the marine ecosystems of Cuba. Though managed by different nations, these ecosystems are bound together by ocean currents and animal migrations.

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What They’re Saying: Faith-Based Organizations on Welcoming Syrian Refugees

November 18, 2015

On Monday, the President reiterated that his first priority is the safety of the American people. That is why the United States is working with a global coalition of 65 partners to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL. The tragic event in Paris last week was terrible and sickening.

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How to Protect Your Business Name in the US and Worldwide

November 18, 2015

The process of naming your business is a complex one. Not only must it reflect your brand but you need to find ways to protect it against name hijackers,...

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Celebrating National Entrepreneur Day with ACA

November 17, 2015

Editor's note: This blog is by Rhett Buttle, the Director of Private Sector Engagement in the Secretary's Office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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How We're Welcoming Syrian Refugees While Ensuring Our Safety

November 17, 2015

The President’s number one priority -- and my focus every day -- is the safety and security of the American people. At the President’s direction, bolstered by a global coalition of 65 partners, we are taking the fight to ISIL -- working together to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.
 

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One Franchise Idea That’s Worth A Look

November 17, 2015

If you’ve been on the hunt for a franchise to buy, and haven’t found one that you feel is right for you; I have an idea that you may want to explore.
My idea isn’t exactly cutting-edge, but...

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President Obama at the G-20 Summit: "We Are United Against This Threat"

November 16, 2015

Early Sunday morning, President Obama arrived in Antalya, Turkey for the two-day G-20 Summit, a meeting among world leaders to discuss strategies for sustainable global economic growth.

President Barack Obama is greeted by children upon arrival at Antalya International Airport in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) 

After meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, President Obama spoke about the summit in light of the terrorist attacks in Paris:

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Finding the Intersection of Business and Data

November 16, 2015

One of the most important things government leaders can do is to take a short trip outside the headquarters building to see how customers are using your products.  This is especially important for the open data economy, where public information products are one of the few popular online services that don’t require a log-in.  That means that it is often difficult, but not impossible, to know exactly how open government data is fueling businesses growth.

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Accelerating American Innovation through Research

November 16, 2015

Guest blog post by Courtney Silverthorn, NIST Technology Partnerships Office 
The United States spends over $130 billion each year on research and development (R&D), for everything from understanding disease to increasing cybersecurity. In addition to improving health, safety and quality of life, that investment can provide significant economic benefit from results that become commercial products.

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How America’s Lab Leaders Are Powering Regional Economic Growth

November 16, 2015

The U.S. economy has added more than 13.5 million private-sector jobs since 2010, extending the longest streak on record, and technology remains an important foundation for continued economic growth and broad-based prosperity. From 1948 to 2012, over half of the total increase in U.S. productivity growth—a key driver of economic growth—came from innovation and technological change.

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